Definitions

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  • noun Absence of wind.

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  • noun calmness without winds

Etymologies

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windless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Likewise, also, in the case of objects widely divergent, the examination of likeness is useful for purposes of definition, e.g. the sameness of a calm at sea, and windlessness in the air (each being a form of rest), and of a point on a line and the unit in number-each being a starting point.

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  • Heat lightning sometimes nickered yonder, and thunder muttered into windlessness.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • RAIN FELL slowly through windlessness, almost a mist.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The factors in this expression are unseasonableness, not for dried leaves, but for prodigious numbers of dried leaves; direct fall, windlessness, month of April, and localization in France.

    The Book of the Damned

  • When the agony of windlessness was gone and I could question him he assured me that the horses were well enough, but that he and his two companions were hungry.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • When the agony of windlessness was gone and I could question him he assured me that the horses were well enough, but that he and his two companions were hungry.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • windlessness” and “calm-on-the sea” as examples suggests that they were not the by-products of some other sort of investigation, e.g. cosmology, but were chosen precisely to illustrate principles of definition.

    Archytas

  • It is possible then that I miss the point of most things—the mild windlessness of the day, the swallows’ flight, how these words appear on the screen as I enter them, the greenness of the stone.

    The Empty Family

  • It is possible then that I miss the point of most things—the mild windlessness of the day, the swallows’ flight, how these words appear on the screen as I enter them, the greenness of the stone.

    The Empty Family

  • C: D’ (e.g. as knowledge stands to the object of knowledge, so is sensation related to the object of sensation), and ‘As A is in B, so is C in D’ (e.g. as sight is in the eye, so is reason in the soul, and as is a calm in the sea, so is windlessness in the air).

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